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post #1 of 18 Old 11-11-2012, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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New LED Lighting - Need Help with Rapid Blinking

Hi so I upgraded my JK today with new LED Lights, They are the following -

Recon front LED turn signals pair - Link

Recon side fender LED markers - Link

In-Pro Car Ware Rear LED Tail Lamps pair - Link

In-Pro Car Ware 3rd Brake Light LED - Link

Now I understood the IPCW Rear Tail Lamps would need a Resistor Kit for the turn signals to work correctly so I also go this Resistor Kit - Link

Got everything installed and everything worked well until we ran into a problem of after 4-5 normal blinks the Jeep computer would say the "Front Left Turn Signal was out" When it was still lit up and blinking but now twice as fast in a rapid way.

Now I thought the rear tail lamp LEDs that we installed the Resistor Kit on each would be enough to handle the load for the front and rear LEDS. The Recon Kit did come with own Resistors as well but we did not install them yet.

Is this the problem ? When having front and rear LEDs do you need to install a Resistor for the front and rear lights/turn signals ?

Any help or advice would be great. Thanks

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post #2 of 18 Old 11-11-2012, 05:28 PM
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Yes you will need resistors on each LED used in the turn signals,4 LED's equals 4 resistors needed.

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The resistors that come with the LED's simulate the total resistance of an incandescent bulb, if you only run one you're only compensating for one bulb and the computer thinks a bulb is out. Next time you install something install all of it and you won't get done and wonder why it doesn't work right, if it wasn't needed they would save the money and not put it in there.

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Yes you will need resistors on each LED used in the turn signals,4 LED's equals 4 resistors needed.
Thank you, I will install them tomorrow and hopefully that will fix that rapid blinking. I figured this would be the obvious fix just wanted to be sure.
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did you know your factory 3rd brake light was LED?
I did not know that but I wanted a all black 3rd brake lite with the red LED's looks much better than the all red one I had before.
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Hi so I upgraded my JK today with new LED Lights, They are the following -

Recon front LED turn signals pair - Link

Recon side fender LED markers - Link

In-Pro Car Ware Rear LED Tail Lamps pair - Link

In-Pro Car Ware 3rd Brake Light LED - Link

Now I understood the IPCW Rear Tail Lamps would need a Resistor Kit for the turn signals to work correctly so I also go this Resistor Kit - Link

Got everything installed and everything worked well until we ran into a problem of after 4-5 normal blinks the Jeep computer would say the "Front Left Turn Signal was out" When it was still lit up and blinking but now twice as fast in a rapid way.

Now I thought the rear tail lamp LEDs that we installed the Resistor Kit on each would be enough to handle the load for the front and rear LEDS. The Recon Kit did come with own Resistors as well but we did not install them yet.

Is this the problem ? When having front and rear LEDs do you need to install a Resistor for the front and rear lights/turn signals ?

Any help or advice would be great. Thanks
Holy hell thats almost $800 bucks in lighting.
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Holy hell thats almost $800 bucks in lighting.

Correction**

Useless lighting.

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Correction**

Useless lighting.
Generally good LED's they will last over 2000 times longer then normal halogen bulbs,virtually no heat,and are brighter so you can be seen better in all weather conditions.

LED's should be the last bulb he has to buy.

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Generally good LED's they will last over 2000 times longer then normal halogen bulbs,virtually no heat,and are brighter so you can be seen better in all weather conditions.

LED's should be the last bulb he has to buy.
Exactly. I love them and they look great and I probley won't have to upgrade them ever again unless a better LED comes out.
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The stock third brake light is LED?

I never knew...

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The other thing about LED's is that they rarely fail themselves, it's typically their driver that goes out, so most of the time, you can actually fix them yourself if you can get to the board that is...

Still...wow, that's a bunch of cash.....

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That's what did it installed all the resistors provided & after some trouble shooting finally got them all to work good. Look amazing at night really happy I upgraded to LED. Thanks for the help !
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I think it looks great. Are the brake lights Red? I was wondering how black would look installed.
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post #15 of 18 Old 11-13-2012, 09:17 AM
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I like the LED tail lights a lot. Were they plug and play or did you have to cut into the factory harness? (did you need to put relays in for the tails too?)
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